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Barossa blitz

I joined the annual nightjar count at Barossa near Camberley in Surrey. Continue reading

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Barossa-bound

A successful survey for nightjars at Barossa, Surrey Continue reading

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Back to Barossa

At the end of June I returned to the usual meeting place for the nightjar survey on the Surrey heaths near Camberley.  About 20 volunteers met by the cattle-grid at the end of King’s Ride at 7.45 on Sunday 28 … Continue reading

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Barossa nightjars

We met for the nightjar survey 15 minutes later, and a week earlier, than last year.  About 20 of us congregated at the end of King’s Ride, Camberley, Surrey, by the cattle-grid, eager to get out onto the heaths and record … Continue reading

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Bit by bit, connecting the greensand gems

It was 10.15 pm on 22 July when Anne Robinson and I set off across Iping Common, near Midhurst in West Sussex, under a full moon.  I had not expected to hear anything, but soon we heard a nightjar churring and … Continue reading

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Into eight-o’clock Camberley

At 8pm on a Sunday evening in late June we congregate at the end of King’s Ride, Camberley, Surrey for the annual nightjar survey of the Sandhurst heaths.  This area, north of Camberley, is occupied by the Ministry of Defence.  The site is … Continue reading

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